NFB Filmmakers Take Us Behind the Scenes

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in Feature Articles | No Comments


Filmmakers Torill Kove and Nicola Lemay of The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) visited NYC on October 1, 2014 to talk with animators.  It was all part of a screening and masterclass tour that takes place in NYC and San Francisco every year.   The evening was a co-sponsorship between the NFB, The School of Visual Arts (SVA) and ASIFA-East.


This year’s event was held at the state of the art SVA Theater on the west side.


The lovely Masako Kanayama and David Langkamp greeted folks as they entered.


SVA’s Reeves Lehman, Chair of Film and Animation, opened the evening and told us more about the exciting programming in store at SVA Theatre.


ASIFA-East’s Emmett Goodman gave an introduction to our evening’s program and filmmakers, and even entertained us with a bit of French!


Nicola Lemay took us behind the scenes of his film No Fish Where to Go, exhibiting mood boards as well as his storyboard process.  Nicola also screened his film Private Eyes.


Next, Torill Kove took us on her exploratory journey of inspirational art and photos that influenced her film Me and My Moulton.


Christine Noel of the NFB introduced the additional screenings.  They were:

Soif by ONFB, National Film Board of Canada

Jutra by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre, National Film Board of Canada

Bus Story by Tali.


Afterwards, there was an audience Q&A with our artists and moderator, Linda Beck, ASIFA-East’s Co-President.  Special thanks to SVA and the NFB for their support of this program.

This was a very fun and informative evening and we’re looking forward to holding it again next year.  Here is the full photo album.